Mechelen and surroundings

Mechelen is located in the heart of Flanders, halfway between the big cities of Brussels and Antwerp. Be seduced by urban charm, cosiness and a rich history. At one time, Mechelen was even the capital of the Netherlands under Margaret of Austria.

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Sint-Katelijne-Waver, located right next to Mechelen, is a municipality consisting of four submunicipalities. With its vegetable museum, church buildings and castles, Sint-Katelijne-Waver is the ideal place for a nice day out.

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During your stay at Van der Valk Mechelen, discover the neighbouring green municipality of Bonheiden. With 3 beautiful nature reserves, it is the perfect place for nature lovers and hikers.

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With its beautiful nature reserve Blaasveldbroek, Willebroek is the perfect place for nature lovers. You can also visit the Fort of Breendonk in Willebroek, one of the best preserved testimonies of Nazi terror during WWII.

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Out and about in the Mechelen area? Discover Bornem! From preserved historical sites to the beautiful green landscapes: Bornem offers something for everyone.

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Duffel is a municipality in the Belgian province of Antwerp, just belonging to the Zuiderkempen. Duffel is located on the river Nete and even still has a castle ruin dating back to the distant Middle Ages.

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Londerzeel is a history-rich municipality. From the Monument of the Battle of Londerzeel to a medieval fortress tower; Londerzeel is the place-to-be for any history lover!

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Puurs is known for its Mill Museum and Fort Liezele. This fort was built in the 19th century to defend the city of Antwerp from possible invasions. Are you interested is Belgian history? Then pay a visit to Puurs!